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Title: Bristol Avon Local Flood Defence Committee handover document March 2005 : a new beginning
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This Environment Agency report is aimed at providing information in the subject of local flood defence Committee of river Avon. A new regional flood defence committee is to take over the work of the Bristol Avon Local Flood Defence Committee (BALFDC). This booklet celebrates the Local Committee’s many achievements and looks at the challenges facing its successor. The Committee, which has been under the Environment Agency’s wing since its formation in 1996, can trace its history of responsibility for the Bristol Avon’s flood defences back to 1932. In 1989 the Bristol Avon Local Land Drainage Committee became the Bristol Avon Local Rood Defence Committee. The Local Land Drainage Committee had in its turn taken over duties from the Bristol Avon River Authority on the formation of Wessex Water Authority in 1974. The 1963 Water Resources Act had led to the Bristol Avon River Authority taking over from the Bristol Avon River Board in 1965. The Board had come into being in 1950 when it added fishery and pollution prevention duties to the role of the Bristol Avon River Catchment Board formed in 1932.A single tier of flood defence committees is being set up following the 2003 Flood and Coastal Defence Funding Review. A regional committee for Wessex - the Wessex Regional Flood Defence Committee (WRFDC) - will be responsible for Bristol Avon and the rest of the region.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2005
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Flood controlFloodingCommitteesFlood risk managementCatchment basinsRivers
Geographic Keywords: Bristol Avon and North Somerset Streams catchmentBristol Avon
Extent: 15
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